Gramsci Way SE6

There aren't too many streets in London named after Italian communists, but in Bellingham SE6 there is a little slice of Lewisham dedicated to Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937), who died following eight years in jail as a prisoner of Mussolini. Gramsci Way is a cul-de-sac off Randlesdown Road.I understand that 'Red Rector' Father Paul Butler, now ...

A South London Street Art Bestiary

Fox in Burgess Park (New Church Road, SE5)Kingfisher in East Dulwich (Frogley Road, SE22)Lemur in Sydenham Road, SE26The other Lemur in Sydenham Road.Lion in the car park of the Golden Lion, Sydenham (Daniel Morgan RIP)Panther off Sydenham Road.Ram in Sydenham Road (opposte Golden Lion)Seahorses in Forest Hill (Devonshire Road, SE23)Squirrel on Bellingham Green SE6

Nelson Mandela House and other London anti-apartheid traces

The movement against apartheid inspired and mobilised people throughout the world. The ending of that racist system was a great victory, even if today the poor in South Africa are still facing repression (such as the massacre at Markikana mine last year). At the peak of the anti-apartheid movement in the 1980s, streets and buildings ...